Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What I Did to Stimulate the Economy Today: March 25, 2009

Well, now Gov. Charlie Crist is doing what I've been doing, making a promise to stimulate the economy, albeit he's focusing specifically on Florida's economy. Yesterday he introduced the Florida Backyard Card, a resident discount card, offering groovy travel discounts. Check it out at the Florida Backyard Card website.

I'm also in a quandary. My lease is up at the end of April. My job is uncertain and won't know something until the end of April during budget hearings. Do I sign a year lease which is $25 more a month than what I'm paying now with hopes my job is secure, sign a 7 month lease which is $100 more than what I'm paying with hopes the job is secure and I'll find a place to buy, or not renew and give myself 30 days to buy and move into a house with hopes of I still have a job? There are decent homes for $40,000 to $50,000 around here.

I spoke to the leasing office and July 1 a new Florida law went into effect giving renters an out clause which I had one in Tallahassee but not here. That makes me breathe a little easier. They also said they'd work with me due to "these different times."

Anyway, you'll be happy to know I did not disappoint the American economy today, this is how I stimulated it:
  • Lunch @ Subway (no tip)
  • Pair of Shoes (used a $10 off coupon)
  • Veggie Farm Share
What did you do to stimulate the economy today?

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